I have to say something.
“Full-scale removal (from the accident-stricken unit) is a very important process in moving ahead with the plant’s decommissioning,” Tepco spokesman Masayuki Ono told a press conference adding that the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units that were damaged in the 2011 nuclear crisis…
Once the container is filled with 22 fuel assemblies, it will be put on a trailer and taken to another pool in a different building about 100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”
Two and a half years after 4 meltdowns destroyed the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, TEPCO is finally going to try removing fuel rods from the destroyed pool, before they ignite and release more Chernobyl level catastrophes into the environment.
It’s quite beyond me why everyone responsible at TEPCO for this travesty isn’t in prison, or better yet, chained to a workstation in the radioactive plant.
But let’s examine these wondrous revelations from Japan (which should also be held responsible for contaminating our coastline). What does this tell us?
“the experience will be useful in dealing with the three other units
It means they have no idea what they are doing in the slightest. They never prepared for a situation where they would have to simply remove the dangerous fuel and store it elsewhere after a disaster. TEPCO is manufacturing, dangerously storing, and babysitting the most deadly substances on earth, but they are still muddling through how to actually handle them safely. This is Strangelove-level absurd.
What else does this article reveal (other than glossing over very real Crimes Against Humanity)?
“100 meters away, which is expected to provide more stable conditions for keeping the fuel cool.”
A wonderful 100 meter safe buffer, still in a tsunami and earthquake zone with several destroyed hot nuclear reactors that could make further repairs and excavation impossible if conditions worsen. These are the best and brightest minds Japan has to offer? Seems this is a TEPCO special, patently criminal in every respect with no accountability for the consequences of their catastrophic decisions – not in the past, nor in the future.
But hey, the nuclear industry is gonna save us! It’s environmental and green! Right. I’m so glad we’re in the Post Truth Age. Nothing matters anymore, because you can buy your way to a semi-plausible fairy tale out there in the media, and in the minds of the ignorant.